Getting a sound on the flute is easy! Take just the head joint—the section you blow into. (If you have a one-piece flute, just leave your fingers off the keys or holes.) Lay your lower lip over the edge of the mouth hole, and blow it like a pop bottle.
The mouth hole of the flute should be pointed directly upward, and your head should be held straight up. Lay your bottom lip loosely over the edge of the mouth hole—not pulled up, or curled under itself, or pressed down hard against the flute. It should cover about a quarter of the mouth hole.
The lower three holes (4,5,6) are covered by the right hand, while the left hand covers the upper three (1,2,3). Use only the index, middle, and ring fingers of each hand to cover the holes on the flute.
Steady the flute with your thumbs and little fingers. Facing straight ahead, hold the flute in a comfortable position pointed slightly downward. A good player should be comfortable and enjoy playing.
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